Ada Nadyne Blake


CLINTON — Ada Nadyne Blake, 89, of Clinton, passed from this life into her Savior’s presence at 5:01 p.m. on December 27, 2020, at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 31, 2020, at the First Christian Church, Clinton, with Scott Marsh officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton. Visitation will be held from 5–7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at the First Christian Church, Clinton.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the First Christian Church, the Wapella Fire Department, or the Kenney Fire Department.

Ada was born on March 31, 1931, in Bellflower, Ill., the daughter of Nathan and Mary Ona (Spencer) Welch. She married Gerald Wayne Blake on April 3, 1948, in Clinton. He passed away on January 16, 2010.

Survivors include her daughters, Elaine (Richard) White, Reddick, Ill.; Phyllis (Tom) Cyrulik, Clinton; Sheri (Roger) Knoy, Clinton; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, eight  great-great grandchildren; siblings, Mabel Rich, Wilmington, Ill.; Merle Delmar “Skinny” Welch, Clinton; and John Earl (Nita) Welch, Clinton.

Ada was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and three sisters.

Ada attended First Christian Church, Clinton.  She was a talented quilter making dozens of beautiful quilts.  Ada was also an avid gardener and enjoyed making cakes and pies for many occasions.  Ada enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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